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A Thursday blog post from the social media company’s global legal policy chief, Jeremy Kessel, states that privacy and transparency with Twitter customers is eroded by restrictions put on how much information they can disclose on government requests for information. (Photo Credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Twitter Threatens To Sue Obama Administration Over Gov’t Surveillance Requests

Twitter is prepared to sue the Obama administration for the right to disclose more detailed information on surveillance requests it receives from the government.

02/06/2014

President Obama is under fire about reports the NSA listened to phone conversations of allied world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Alexey Filippov /Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Report: Obama To Curtail NSA Eavesdropping On World Leaders

The White House may be ready to announce a stop to the eavesdropping on allied world leaders.

10/29/2013

It's not just the federal government intercepting your communications. It could be a nosy relative or jealous partner. (Photo Illustration by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

McClatchy News Asks If US Spied On Their Reporter

The McClatchy news organization is asking Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about allegations U.S. intelligence agencies monitored cellphone calls between a McClatchy freelance reporter and his sources in Afghanistan.

07/30/2013

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

McConnell: NSA Programs Are Legal, Snowden Should Be Fully Prosecuted

The Senate Republican leader says the National Security Agency programs are legal and subject to rigorous oversight as he questioned the motivation of the private contractor who leaked information about the surveillance operations.

06/11/2013